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Mainstream media catching on??

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Mainstream media catching on??

Postby NC » Wed May 14, 2008 10:42 am

Well I suspect this is a common theme for readers here:
Union relations on shaky ground
More years ago than I am comfortable admitting to, I personally was charged with intimidation by the Teamsters Union. It complained to the labour relations board and the police about my threat to lay criminal charges if it continued its antics during a strike at a client. That complaint became a badge of honour, displayed on my wall until it yellowed with age....
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_pape ... ?id=512789

It's a good article but it looks like Buzz is about to spill his coffee. Which, given the content of the article is probably the truth.


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Postby alec » Wed May 14, 2008 10:06 pm

20 years from now the face of Unions will be completely different. The dinosaurs had their time but eventually became extinct.

Good article...


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Postby NC » Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 am

Oddly, on this same topic, a Local Radio guy in Vancouver, Bill Good was doing a bit that got no coverage. The limit on party spending, vis-a-vis "Albertans for Change" and all that.

I listened when on the internet and saw the Station site had the "Uncomfortable Question of the Day"
The Uncomfortable Question of the Day

Why do we have to join unions and have union dues subtracted from our paycheques?

I understand the importance of unions in days gone by and some of the benefits they provide these days, but why do we HAVE TO be part of the union?
I answer it with, "Because Justice Ivan Rand said so" Interestingly, he also said of this "check-off" (Mandatory dues at the Ford Plant):
I should perhaps add that I do not for a moment suggest that this is a device of general applicability.
... that seems to have somehow been lost over the years.


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Postby alec » Sun May 18, 2008 10:15 pm

It is also sad that when you talk to people who have not been exposed to unions and ask them what they think, they will tell you that they believe unions to be associated with organized crime, general brutality and overall lawlessness.

And when you try to educate them they, unfortunately, have a number of recent examples to choose from which prove thier point....


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